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Painting Sunlit Still Lifes in Watercolor

Donovan, Liz

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ISBN 10: 0891347321 / ISBN 13: 9780891347323
Published by North Light Books, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Oversized 143pp including index 33 step-by-step demonstrations Color photographs and illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 87481

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Title: Painting Sunlit Still Lifes in Watercolor

Publisher: North Light Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Liz Donovan's watercolor still lifes are infused with the sparkle, color and movement of sunlight. The effects of light and shadow are, in fact, as interesting as the objects themselves! Follow along with the step-by-step demonstrations in this book to learn her effective (and often surprisingly simple) techniques. You'll see how to capture the rich, sunlit textures and colors of a variety of popular still-life elements, including lace, an oriental rug, satin, velvet, patterned fabric and flowered wallpaper; clear and colored glass, reflections in a mirror, stems in water, brass, copper and silver; rich wood grains and marble textures; apples, pineapple, peony, iris and various types of leaves. You'll also find advice on every aspect of painting still lifes - such as creating dramatic sunlit effects in your studio, setting up your arrangement, and designing a sparkling composition unified by light and shadow. Four complete painting projects - with every step explained, from arrangement to final touches - show you how to use all the skills you've learned, to put together gorgeous still lifes alive with light.

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This is one of the best in a recent spate of books that uses sunlight as the unifying theme. Donovan contends, as do most realist artists, that light is the most important part of a painting. In 33 demonstrations, she explores sunlit lace, glass, silver, wood, fruit, and flowers. Refreshingly, she is one of the few art instructors who admit that certain effects of texture and shape are nearly impossible to learn from a book. Such honesty is typical of the style of this fine work. A good companion to Patricia Monahan's more general Light in Watercolour (LJ 7/96).
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